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Oily Rag Run 2017

Oily Rag Run 2017

TIME TO OIL THOSE RAGS… One of the country’s most original classic car events, the annual Oily Rag Run, will take place on Sunday 22 October. The brainchild of FMM’s consultant engineer Dickon Daggitt and co-sponsored by FMM and classic car specialists Crossley & Webb, the run is for pre-1967 unrestored cars and will start…

Collection in action – Aston Martin DB3S

Collection in action – Aston Martin DB3S

This month we indulge in a longer than usual feature tracing the history of one of Britain’s most charismatic sports racing cars, the Aston Martin DB3S, and getting behind the wheel of FMM’s Woods Trust example.  Without doubt, the DB3S is one of the highlights in Aston Martin’s sometimes turbulent 104-year history. Conceived and built…

On yer bike – 1926 AJS

On yer bike – 1926 AJS

FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month we continue our new series of features on some of the museum’s classic two-wheeled machines with the bike that won the last-ever D-J Run. The story behind this 1926 AJS is quite remarkable. Like The World’s Fastest Indian, it’s a story that could…

James Hull car collection

James Hull car collection

£100 MILLION TO SPARE? A car-obsessed dentist who has amassed Britain’s biggest private car collection is selling the whole lot for £100 million. James Hull, 53, who founded the James Hull Associates chain of dentists, owns more than 450 rare and classic cars. With cars represented from every decade since the 1930s, the collection includes…

Concours South Africa 2017

Concours South Africa 2017

A beautifully prepared 1989 Ferrari F40 was the overall winner of Concours South Africa 2017, held at Sun City on August 4-6. The F40 was built to celebrate Ferrari’s 40th anniversary as a manufacture and was the final project overseen by founder Enzo Ferrari before his death in 1988. The winning car is one of…

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